On Saturday, March 7 - 8, 2015, Run 4 a Reason is hosting the Great Savannah Endurance Challenge (#GSEC24).
The Great Savannah Endurance Challenge is following in the footsteps of Savannah's rich car racing history. America's very first Grand Prix was in Savannah. This event, though, will focus on long endurance running. The GSE Challenge consists of four challenging events, a 6, 12 & 24 hour individual events and, a 24 hour relay.
The race will take place entirely at the Hutchinson Island race track starting at 8:00 am on Saturday, March 7, 2015 and concluding at 2:00 pm on Sunday, March 8th.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Challenged Athletes Foundation.
The Challenged Athletes Foundation is an organization that ‘provides opportunities and support for people with disabilities so that they may pursue active lifestyles through physical fitness and competitive athletics.’
The GSE Challenge will take place entirely at the Hutchinson Island race track, Savannah, Ga.
The course is USATF certified at 2.213 miles. The race track is flat and fast, and shaped like a number "1".
The elevation of the course ranges from 8.5' to 24'.
This being a certified course we will mark the spot where the top runners are when they reached the end of their respective timed event (6, 12 and 24 hours). That will be your official finish distance at your respective time.
The male and female runners that accumulate the most mileage in their respective registered time slots of 6, 12 and 24 hours will be the outright winners of their category.
The relay team that accumulates the most mileage in 24 hours will win outright the relay port of this run.
Swag and Awards
All runners that reach or exceed 100 miles in 24 hours will get a "Great Savannah Endurance Challenge 100 miles in 24 hours" belt buckle. A slightly smaller buckle will be given to runners that run 100 miles in 30 hours, "Great Savannah Endurance Challenge 100 miles in 30 hours".
The male and female runner that accumulates the most mileage for their respective registered timed event will get a trophy with a customized tag detailing their name, mileage run in their registered timed event.
The relay team mates of the team that garners the most total mileage will each get a plaque with a custom tag with all of their team mates names on it and the total mileage they completed.
All registered runners will get race shirts that are color specific to their registered timed event.
Green shirt: 6 hour
Blue shirt: 12 hour
Yellow shirt: 24 hour
Red shirt: 24 hour relay
Local time: 6:55 PM